Translating guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion into practice

Donaldson, Alex, Newton, Joshua, McCrory, Paul, White, Peta, Davis, Gavin, Makdissi, Michael and Finch, Caroline 2016, Translating guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion into practice, American journal of lifestyle medicine, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 120-135, doi: 10.1177/1559827614538751.

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Title Translating guidelines for the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion into practice
Author(s) Donaldson, Alex
Newton, JoshuaORCID iD for Newton, Joshua
McCrory, Paul
White, Peta
Davis, Gavin
Makdissi, Michael
Finch, Caroline
Journal name American journal of lifestyle medicine
Volume number 10
Issue number 2
Start page 120
End page 135
Total pages 16
Publisher Sage
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2016-03
ISSN 1559-8284
Keyword(s) sports injury
concussion guidelines
Summary Sports injuries are a significant clinical and public
health concern. There is a growing call to improve the translation of available evidence-based and expert- informed sports injury prevention interventions into sustained use in practice by physicians and others (eg, athletic trainers, coaches, and parents) who care for injured athletes. This article provides a brief overview of the current sport injury prevention implementation literature before focusing specifically on the translation of guidelines (including consensus and position statements) developed to assist physicians and others diagnose and manage athletes with sport-related concussion and the associated return-to-play decisions. The outcomes of more than 20 published studies indicate that physician, athletic trainer, coach, parent,
and athlete knowledge, use of, and compliance with sport-related concussion guidelines are limited. More concerted, coordinated, and theory-informed efforts are required to facilitate the widespread dissemination, translation, and implementation of such guidelines. An example is provided of how implementation drivers could be used to inform the development of a comprehensive, multilevel implementation strategy targeting the individual, organizational, and system-level changes necessary to support the translation of available sport-related concussion guidelines in both the clinical and sports settings.
Language eng
DOI 10.1177/1559827614538751
Field of Research 110604 Sports Medicine
Socio Economic Objective 920409 Injury Control
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
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